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Bernheim Will Now Protect 954 More Acres

At a special ceremony last month, we announced the purchase of a 954-acre tract of land known as the Big Level, bringing our total acreage to 15,625.  The acquisition is the largest since our founder, Isaac Wolfe Bernheim’s original 12,500-acre purchase in 1928. It allows Bernheim to protect even more critical wildlife habitat and continue I.W. Bernheim’s legacy […]

Wildflower Strolls Series Begins Next Week

A wildflower grows in the wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted. With nearly 15,000 acres of land, Bernheim is full of thousands of these beauties. Spring is a great time to begin observing the wildflower from bud to blossom, and that is exactly what you can do in our newest Wildflower Stroll series. Join […]

Book a Field Trip to Bernheim

Is your child’s teacher looking for a great place to take her class on a school field trip this spring?  How about Bernheim? Bernheim’s natured based educators have programs available for groups of all ages. Whether young explorers venture through the forest on a nature hike or search for aquatic wildlife at Wilson Creek, Bernheim […]

Let Bernheim Help You Begin Planning Your Edible Garden

Ready to start planning your edible landscape? February is the month to begin your garden and start seeds of cool season vegetable plants indoors. Come to Bernheim this Saturday, February 18 for two informative and interactive Smart Gardens & Landscapes workshops. Begin the day by joining Nursery Manager, Renée Hutchison from 10 a.m. – Noon, for a workshop, Planning Your […]

This Isaac’s Café Recipe Will Satisfy Your Winter Cravings

In the winter issue of our quarterly newsletter, the forest echo, we shared some of the exciting things we are doing at Isaac’s Café, located inside our Visitor Center. Most of the produce used in the Café is harvested from our Edible Garden, located just 500 steps from the Café (talk about local!). Every day, our […]

Winter Hours Have Arrived at Bernheim

We are just days away from winter solstice and the holiday season. With these arrivals, our operating hours will vary slightly, including at the Visitor Center and Isaac’s Café. Bernheim will be closed on Sunday, December 25 and Sunday, January 1. The park will be open, but buildings will be closed on Saturday, December 24.  […]

The Hidden Beauty of the Sassafras

Sassafras is a beautiful tree that is often overlooked in the forest. With winter quickly approaching, colors begin to fade within the forest. Sassafras offers beautiful green twigs, red furrowed bark, and large flower buds. It also grows in unique ways from tall and straight to many branching trunks.  When you go hiking along many […]

Invasive Trees Removed from the Arboretum

As we research our tree collections, we are continually discovering which species perform best in our region.  We also have the opportunity to identify those which have become problematic in our area.  If you’ve visited recently, you may have noticed several trees missing from plantings directly opposite the Sun and Shade Trail.  Bernheim is currently working to replace […]